noun, plural boog·er·men.

  1. South Midland and Southern U.S. bogeyman.

noun, plural bo·gey·men.

  1. an imaginary evil character of supernatural powers, especially a mythical hobgoblin supposed to carry off naughty children.

noun plural -men

  1. a person, real or imaginary, used as a threat, esp to children

16c.; see bogey (n.1) + man (n.).

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